Its a more elegant neutral that gives depth to subtle colors and makes bold tones pop rather than shout. Gray a classic neutral is the perfect choice for a living room.
Even though it might feel blah if youre decorating with tons of pattern and color you need a basic wall color.
Decorating in grey tones. In decorating circles gray is the new whiteand has been for a while. But although earth tone shades can work in a variety of spaces maintaining visual interest can be tricky. Whether cool warm light or bold grays of all tones and intensities provide a fresh backdrop for decor and coordinate beautifully with tile countertops furnishings and art.
Warm grays are most compatible with other natural colors evoking images of stones and weathered wood. Our living room is grey with a teal sofa and one teal wall along with a beautiful grey tree wallpaper on one wall. In fact the Breens home is decidedly happy thanks to its crisp white trim and many splashes of vibrant color.
A sunny room may look best with a strong warm gray while a northern-facing room with blue light may look best with a subtle cool gray. We find that by keeping a room wrapped in quiet earth tones the rich natural colors of Mother Nature right outside the window are allowed to be more. This contemporary living room design uses mostly gray tones is given a touch of warmth through the use of earth tones found in the Oak wood furniture pieces and the accessories in the space.
The Right Way to Decorate With Gray. The chandelier is Serge Mouille. Our bedroom and en-suite is also grey with tones of copper running through it this grey is verging on a blue.
Dont hesitate to use gray in a natural color scheme. The temperature of a particular shadecool or warmcan evoke very different feelings and have an enormous impact on the mood of a room. Finding the Right Balance.
But getting gray right is tricky. The space which is inspired by a popular London cocktail bar includes custom kitchen cabinetry and an island as well as glossy subway tiles by Ann Sacks. This house tour from HGTV Magazine proves you can have an upbeat personality-packed home even if you fill it with a tried-and-true neutral.
However Nancy Hooff of the Atlanta-based design firm Carter Kay Interiors says its possible to make these hues work in your space. An abundance of grey tones fill a Manhattan kitchen designed by Steven Gambrel. In this living room a dark gray accent wall is lifted by pops of fuchsia periwinkle and dusty blue.
My husband and I both love grey. Introduce bold personality to your gray color scheme with accent furniture and decor in vibrant tones. The shade has a gray undertone so it works perfectly with the bedding in this room designed by GRT Architects.
If you live in an area with perpetually gray skies a white wall can often appear gray. This living room design embraces brown with a dark shade of the color for the primary wall paint matched by a lighter shade for the two couches. Although this crisp neutral is highly versatile gray is one of the most challenging colors to select due to its shifting undertones and sensitivity to natural light levels.
Gray can be found as a fireplace carpeting and countertops. See 12 gray living room ideas that are full of decor inspiration. Warm wooden accents create a nice contrast or brighten it up with chrome accents.
Do not overlook gray that is already in a room. Gray is a beautiful addition to beach-style zen or southwestern motifs. It works together and brings the teal out while calming the brightness of the color.
A warmer shade of gray will generally feel cozier than a more stark cool tone. Metallic gold appears on the coffee table legs an ornate hanging picture frame and a side table brighten the space.